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    REMINDER: Sursum Corda - Call for Nominations

    January 25, 2021

    The Staff Senate has been asked to gather nominations for the Sursum Corda Award.  The Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards Committee will be collecting nominations. The award information sheet, a list of past recipients and the award nomination form were sent to staff members via email.

    In order to facilitate the review process, the Sursum Corda Committee requests that all nominations be submitted on the attached nomination form.  A copy of the guidelines and past recipients was sent to you via email.

    Please fill out the nomination form (sent to your email) as much as possible (it does not have to be 100% complete) and send it to by Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

    Each year, a Sursum Corda Award is presented to three members of the University Community: 

    A member of the Professional/Paraprofessional staff;

    A member of Clerical/Technical staff; and

    A member of the Maintenance/University Police staff

    The Sursum Corda (“Lift Up Your Hearts”) Award recognizes those members of the University’s staff who have made outstanding contributions to the life and mission of the University.  

    The Sursum Corda award celebrates employees who have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following ways: 

    Ø  Shown exceptional dedication and/or creativity in performing his or her duties, and

    Ø  Built, contributed, or nurtured the sense of community that has always been the hallmark of our campus community, and

    Ø  Contributed in a significant way to helping members of our community “grow to become the living presence of God in the world” (Fr. General Nicolas, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus).

    The Sursum Corda Award is one meaningful way to recognize the contributions of our staff members.

    Each recipient of the Sursum Corda Award receives an award certificate and a cash bonus of seven hundred and fifty dollars.   In prior years the Sursum Corda Awards were presented at Spring Convocation.  While the awards will be announced in the Spring semester, the format for presenting the awards is yet to be determined with more information to follow. 

    If you have any questions, you can contact us at

    Thank you,

    The Staff Recognition & Excellence Committee

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